Waiting for the horticulture robot

Waiting for the horticulture robot

Robots appear to be the best solution to combat the rising cost of labour. After all, they can work 24 hours a day, without ...
‘We want to be entirely fossil fuel-neutral; and that extends to our electricity consumption as well.’

‘We want to be entirely fossil fuel-neutral; and that extends to our electricity...

In part 2 of this interview, tomato grower Ted Duijvestijn speaks about how he aims to operate his business without any need for fossil ...
‘The focus points of our brainstorming sessions are sustainability, sustainability and sustainability.’

‘The focus points of our brainstorming sessions are sustainability, sustainabili...

Duijvestijn Tomaten in Pijnacker was elected ‘world’s best tomato grower’ in the Crop & Process Technology category in 2015. Ted Duijvestijn explains the innovative ...
Sweet bell peppers in Dutch greenhouse

‘De-leafing curbs energy loss’

Evaporation - and therefore energy loss - can be limited by removing excess foliage. This principle is, however, applied to only a few crop ...
Mobilising all efforts on the imbalance market

Mobilising all efforts on the imbalance market

Now that the rates for the return of electricity have dropped lower than ever before, growers will have to make all possible efforts to ...
‘Urban farming will not solve the problem of world hunger’

‘Urban farming will not solve the problem of world hunger’

Urban farming is currently a hot item, capturing the interest of people all over the world. The roof of a former Philips building in ...
LED lighting allows energy consumption to be reduced in the cultivation of tomatoes with assimilation lighting: energy consumption can be cut in half.

LEDs for energy savings of 50%

LED lighting allows energy consumption to be reduced in the cultivation of tomatoes with assimilation lighting. Even better: energy consumption can be cut in ...
‘No greenhouse should be without diffuse glazing, no matter where in the world’

‘No greenhouse should be without diffuse glazing, no matter where in the world’

Diffuse light is a hot item in greenhouse horticulture, not in the least thanks to Leo Marcelis. Professor Marcelis conducted research into the benefits ...